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Police Officer Leonard John Anderson | Wayne Police Department, Michigan Wayne Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Leonard John Anderson

Wayne Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, May 25, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/10/1974

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer John Anderson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six weeks earlier when he and another officer responded to a suicidal person call.

A female had called the police department and stated her boyfriend was going to kill her and then commit suicide. Officer Anderson arrived on the scene and was shot through the door as the officers knocked on it. The suspect was apprehended after a gunfight with officers.

Officer Anderson had served with the Wayne Police Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I was Lenny's command officer who sent him to that house . ! will always remember Lenny

Retired LT Michael Butler
Wayne Police, Wayne Michigan
July 9, 2016


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